National Miner’s Day , December 6th , honors the contributions of miners across the country. Additionally, the day reflects on their sacrifices and offers time to show appreciation to the mining country’s hard-working individuals.
As we honor their accomplishments and remember the tragedies that these hard-working individuals experience, the country must keep in mind that mining is one of America’s most dangerous jobs. Miners put their lives at risk every day. They contend with health and safety issues as well as an uncertain future.
The Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969 as well as the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 were created to oversee the safety and health of all miners.
We use products every day made from raw materials excavated from mines. These materials are a result of the work of the miners. These men and women play a much more critical role in our lives than most people realize.